08.02.12 Successful Citizens’ Initiative CentralParkBasel
3700 signatures, collected in a record time of six weeks, were handed in to the Basel Government today.
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08.02.12 Partner Project High Line New York
We are pleased to be able to tell you that we have new friends in New York.
The High Line Park and CentralParkBasel are partner projects.

Project Idea

Every day 130,000 people pass through Basel’s Central Station – at rush hour the skywalk is always congested. It is predicted that in the next ten years there will be a 30% increase in the number of station users.

CentralParkBasel (CPB) is solid urban development at Basel’s Central Station. The project idea creates land in a dense city. A new green and open space with peripheral buildings is formed.

Project Description (pdf)

Key Points

30,000m2 new land, a new city gateway

Living Space
New living space with an open, green area for all

Increased Capacity
Additional access to platforms increases capacity in rush hour

New foot and cycle paths and bike parking

The Gundeli residential area is connected to the city centre

Basic funds are available through VAT – no strain put on the Budget

Organisations that support the Citizens’ Initiative

BRB Bauunternehmer Region Basel – association of builders
CVP Sektion Grossbasel Ost – Christian Democratic People’s Party of Switzerland, East-Basel constituency
Graue Panther – elderly people’s community organisation
Grüne Partei Basel-Stadt – Green Party
Amicale - IG Centralbahnplatz – local business association
IGG Gundeldingen-Bruderholz-Dreispitz – local business association
IG Pro Velo beider Basel – non-profit bicycle association
Piraten Partei beider Basel
Pro Innerstadt Basel
Quartierkoordination Gundeli – community association
SP Gundeldingen-Bruderholz – Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, Gundeldingen-Bruderholz constituency
VCS Sektion beider Basel – public transport association, Basel
Verein Wohnliches Gundeli Ost – residential association
WWF Region Basel – WWF, Basel

Initiative Committee

Elisabeth Ackermann, Member of the Cantonal Parliament, Vice President Green Party, Basel – Sibylle Benz, Member of the Cantonal Parliament, SP (Social Democratic Party) – Barbara Buser, Administration President, Kantensprung AG – Brigitta Gerber, Member of the Cantonal Parliament Green Alliance/BastA! – Remo Gysin, former Member of the Governing Council, SP – Sebastian Frehner, Member of the National Council SVP (Swiss People’s Party) – Isabel FuchsChristophe Haller, Member of the National Council SVP (Swiss People’s Party) – Oswald Inglin, Member of the Cantonal Parliament CVP (Christian Democratic People’s Party of Switzerland) – Beat Jans, Member of the National Council, SP – Peter Malama †, Member of the National Council FDP BS – Felix Meier, Member of the National Council, SVP – Jost Müller Vernier, WWF Region Basel – Rudolf Ritz, former doctor – Roland Strub, publishing director – Hansjörg Wilde, businessman – Claude Wyler, CVP, President of the Transport Committee, NQV (local business association)

Initiator and Project Designer

Jacob Planung
Austrasse 24
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 603 28 30


Planning team includes:
Urban planners, landscape architect, architect, civil engineer, transport planner, sociologist, cost planner, lighting designers, designers.